Dear Highland Family,
Last week, Governor Sununu issued a stay-at-home order in New Hampshire which will be in effect until May 4th. In light of this, our original plan to open at the end of April is no longer feasible.
We have made the decision to postpone opening until the end of May. Opening Day is now scheduled for Thursday, May 28th. We will open for season passholders on Wednesday, May 27th.
As much as we’d love to be ready to drop the ropes on May 5th, we have to exercise a bit of patience. Trail work won’t be able to take off in earnest until after the stay-at-home order is lifted, so we’ll be taking advantage of those first few weeks in May to really get the trails in prime condition for opening. (The silver lining here is that while we’ll miss out on a few weeks of spring riding, we’ll also be missing a few weeks of black fly season.)
The safety of our community remains our highest priority, and we feel an additional responsibility to our community at large to avoid contributing to any risk of injury which could add unnecessary strain on our local medical resources. Right now, Highland continues to be closed to all riding—including in the HTC and XC network—until our official opening on May 27th.
If you have reserved a day pass, bike rental, or lesson for a date between April 29th and May 26th, we will be reaching out to you personally over the next week to arrange for a reschedule or refund.
Our management team is continuing to meet online weekly to discuss the progression of COVID-19 and its impact on Highland. Work hasn’t stopped, it just looks a little different right now. We’re still doing everything we can to ensure the best 2020 season we can deliver. We will continue to keep you informed should there be any changes.
We hope that you’re continuing to practice social distancing, and that those of you who are able are finding new and creative ways to safely enjoy the spring weather.
See you on the other side!